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Generations of Craftsmanship

Running mechanic shops has been a family tradition for 4 generations. We are a family-owned shop that focuses on general mechanics. We like to treat our costumers like we treat our family and we especially focus on helping people feel comfortable and informed about what is going on with their car. Whether you know much about mechanics or not, our goal is to keep your car running so you can continue to use it and helping the people you love.




We are happy to answer questions before you come to the shop!



I was having a few issues with my car and found Caraka online - I’m so glad I did! As a woman, it’s hard to find a shop that makes me feel welcome since I don’t know much about cars. I was very happy with the way the mechanic showed me exactly what was wrong with my car and what he planned to do to fix it. They just opened too, so I definitely recommend checking it out the next time you need an auto mechanic. I’ll definitely be back!
— Allison Clark (Google Review)
I brought my Audi in for service and felt like I was at home. I was updated frequently with approximate timing on when my car would be ready to be brought home. My car has been running great! I would highly recommend Caraka Auto Repair Service!
— Nicolle Noble (Google Review)
I’m usually hesitant about repair shops because of past experiences. As a woman, it’s hard to find a mechanic or repair shops that I trust and feel comfortable in. Caraka’s staff and atmosphere is unlike any other. Service was efficient and honest. I would definitely go back.
— Alice Shanahan (Google Review)
I just moved to into town and was having some brake issues, looked up some stuff online and found Caraka among the rest. I was not let down, the service here was fantastic; Maria was so sweet and easy to work with. I was impressed with José’s professionalism and knowledgeability as he walked me through my problem and detailed the repair (though I’m easily impressed as my car IQ is near 0 haha). The family owned atmosphere made me feel comfortable and I left happy.
— Adam Barsella (Google Review)



We know the frustration of having your car break down. We see it every day and we know how important it is to have it working. Whether you are driving your children to school, going to work or driving to school-cars have become such an important part of our life. We pride ourselves in making the situation a bit better by not charging hidden fees, making you feel welcome and maintaining you well-informed about what is going on with your car. We will always be honest about the repairs needed and explain how urgent each repair is-sometimes things don't need immediate attention but we will tell you if they do. We also like to teach you how to care for your car and prevent it from breaking down. We offer a variety of workshops and tutorials for people in our community and beyond.

About Our Family

Running mechanic shops has been in the family for 4 generations. Today, we are located in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, where we are happily growing our community. We are a hard working family of makers, doers, fixers, designers, consultants, activists, teachers, community leaders and even great cooks. We operate a mechanic shop because we enjoy the opportunity to serve our community. We also enjoy getting to know our clients (some of our best friends were once clients!) and making the dreadful process of going to the mechanic shop a little bit nicer. We take pride in our craft and we never charge you for something you are not aware of. Just like family, we treat everyone that comes in the shop with honesty, respect, empathy and affection. Our goal is to keep you safe and keep your car running so you can continue to use it and helping the people you love.